The National Museum of the USAF CONSTANT PEG MiG-23 Display
The National Museum of the Air Force has now included a CONSTANT PEG display which includes one of the actual MiG-23s flown by the pilots of the RED EAGLES from the airfield at the Tonopah Test Range in Nevada. This aircraft along with MiG-21s (and MiG-17s during the early days) was a part of the AF air-to-air combat training program which in addition to AF aircrews also included, Navy and Marine Corps trainees. Both Navy and Marine pilots also flew the MiGs as instructors along with their AF hosts and fellow fighter pilots. In the nearly 10 year operation over 15,000 MiG sorties were flown and over 6,000 American fighter aircrews were trained to fight and defeat the MiGs. Other facts and memorabilia are included in this fascinating and expanding display.Outside the National Museum of the Air Force at Wright Patterson AFB is a monument garden. The RED EAGLES dedicated a monument in Sep 2018 and a representative group of RED EAGLES attended both the dedication of the monument and the public introduction of the indoor display, which included the MiG-23.